Bulldog Sports Summary | Oct. 27, 2022 • The Yellow Springs News

The Yellow Springs High School varsity volleyball team was the Metro Buckeye Conference champion that season with a record 7-1. from left, front row: #11 Ariana Robertson, #3 Adeline Zinger, #5 Chloe Bayard, #8 Violet Babb, and #9 Ru Robertson. Back Row: Head Coach Phil Renfro, Assistant Coach Tracy Clark, No.14 Lacey Longshaw, No.4 Vivian Bryan, No.10 Ella Laws, No.2 Malayna Buster, No.16 Hannah Parker, No.13 Josephine Zinger and Assistant coach Stephanie Zinger. (Submitted photo by Michael Knemeyer)

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Bulldogs are seasonal champions

The Bulldogs’ conference record is 7-1 at the end of the regular season, making Yellow Springs the conference champion for the year. The Bulldogs share the win with Dayton Christian, whose conference record is also 7-1.

In the postseason, the team suffered a loss against Covington on Tuesday, October 18, falling 3-0.

The loss brought the team’s season record to 15-8.


Sundell-Turner went to Regionals

For the fourth straight year, senior Cheyan Sundell-Turner qualified for the regional cross-country meeting to be held this Saturday, October 29 at 11:45 am at Troy Memorial Stadium.

Sundell-Turner placed 16th at the district meeting on Saturday, October 22 at Cedarville University. Senior Josie DeWine finished her four-year career with a good time of 24:00 in the 5000m. Ninth graders Rebecca DeWine and Sasi Drees-Johnson had a great first year when they also competed at the district convention.

The YSHS boys team placed 24th out of 38 teams at the district meeting. Sophomore Isaac Lewis and ninth-grader Kyle Johnston were the lead runners for the Bulldogs. Kyle Raymer, Kael Cooney, Arthur Devore and Evan Galarza did well in windy and warm conditions.

McKinney Middle School teams ended their season at the Young’s Invitational where they competed in cold, freezing, rainy and windy conditions. The boys team finished seventh out of 23 teams. Eighth-grader Wills Oberg again led the field in a good time of 12:52 and was joined by seventh-graders Alex Lewis, Matteo Chaiten, Oshri Paschal, Oskar Dennis, Cooper Folck, Maddox Buster, Orion Sage-Frabotta and Graham Turnmire. The eighth grade trio, consisting of Donovan Cooney, Jaden Douglass and Charlie Carr, provided strong leadership and experience last Tuesday to contribute to the Bulldogs’ overall success.

The McKinney girls team once again showed their Bulldog pride with strong finishes in the field of 124 runners. Sierra Sundell-Turner, Violet Matteson, Elise Bongorno and Bella Thomas competed admirably after winning the MBC League meeting four days earlier.

Coach Isabelle commented that this was one of the most successful seasons, with minimal injuries and a record number of runners on the roster. Josie DeWine and Sundell-Turner are the only graduate runners and have exemplified dedication and leadership during their four-year tenure.
– Coach John Gudgel


The Bulldogs advanced to the District Finals

The Bulldogs went into the postseason division game with aplomb, notching wins against Middletown Christian, 13-0, on Monday, October 17; Tri-County North, 10-0, on Thursday, October 20; and Emmanuel Christian, 6-0, on Monday, October 24.

The Bulldogs advance to the district finals Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m. and take on Botkins High School at Trotwood-Madison High School. Tickets for the tournament game are available online at ohsaa.org/tickets.

The team’s season record is 17-1-2, with a conference record of 3-1-0. The Bulldogs trail Legacy Christian after their only loss this year and are second in the Metro Buckeye Conference this season.


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